Love is in the cool lakeshore air! There’s nothing quite like attending an outdoor wedding in the heart of Milwaukee. And Milwaukee is fortunate to have a bounty of outdoor locations and great vendors to choose from. We’ve been helping couples create personalized weddings for over 50 years, here’s our take on the best outdoor weddings in Milwaukee, and what you can expect from us.
First, explore Milwaukee's best outdoor wedding locations
Finding the right stage for your wedding is essential. We’re honored to have partnered with incredible outdoor wedding venues across Milwaukee. Looking for a lakeside venue with gorgeous views? How about a relaxed setting surrounded by floral beauty? From rustic to traditional, we can help you find the outdoor wedding venue that fits you!
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Breathtaking in every season, the Boerner Botanical Gardens is ideal for events with a winter wonderland backdrop, surrounded by autumnal colors and leaves, framed by the bright, green grass and fresh blossoms of spring or the lush gardens and warmth of summer. Enjoy your event at the Gardens with the splendor of nature showcased in every detail.
Zilli Lake & Gardens
Zilli Lake & Gardens is one big, beautiful, one-of-a-kind view of the lake, offering multiple locations in which you can not only celebrate your special occasion but also offer your guests the most amazing backdrop in all of Milwaukee. Enjoy the beautiful lake views while also enjoying the finest amenities in the city.
Milwaukee County Zoo
The Milwaukee County Zoo is one wild place to tie the knot. Say, “I do,” or just celebrate your reception amongst the animals, or in one of the unique spaces here. Guests are sure to experience something unique, helping them remember your wedding and reception long after it’s over.
What's your style?
Are you envisioning an elegant wedding? Rustic? Country? Modern? How about an intimate garden party or BBQ buffet wedding? Whether you’re looking for a casual dining experience or a more elaborate one, our creative culinary team will listen closely to your likes and dislikes to create a wedding menu that matches your tastes and guests’ preferences—all within your budget. Just take it from these amazing couples!
Plan your outdoor wedding extras
How did you and your partner meet? What are your favorite foods? We can’t can’t wait to learn more about you. Our event planning team has helped plan over 2,000 outdoor weddings in Milwaukee. We’d be happy to match you with an experienced, compassionate planner who’s committed to making you feel comfortable and narrowing down your needs and special details.
All you should be worrying about on your wedding day is how much fun you’re having. It makes a big difference when our clients tell us the professionalism and helpfulness they experienced from our service staff. From setup to cleanup, our experienced, trained team handles all the logistics with ease.
Pick the right vendors
Looking for vendors you can trust? As leading Milwaukee caterers, we’ve spent years nurturing relationships with our talented vendors who helps us create all different sizes and styles of weddings. They help us make sure your outdoor wedding has those special touches—everything from tents to lighting to entertainment.
And finally... why Zilli?
Our coordinator recommended Zilli as a cost-effective but tasty option for our wedding catering, and boy, they did not disappoint! Being such an experienced company, they can really do ANYTHING you envision. We went with stations, which our guests thought were so fun, especially the stir-fry station (served in Chinese takeout containers)!"
The Zilli team made the planning and overall experience smooth and easy. Paula and Rachel were a delight to work with. They responded to us in a very timely manner throughout the entire process. On our wedding day, we did not have to worry about a thing. All staff were professional and timely and overall delivered top-notch service.
Zilli Hospitality Group is an amazing vendor to work with. From start to finish they helped answer my questions, go over my options, and make sure that we had the exact experience that we wanted. They even offered to let me do a second tasting when I couldn't make a decision on our entrees. They helped accommodate all of our guests’ dietary restrictions. Guests at our wedding were raving about the food and even noted that it was "the best meal they have ever had at a wedding!